...as one in five fails to name a book

4th June 2004 at 01:00
One in five children is unable to name a favourite book, a new survey has revealed.

The survey of 300 seven to 14-year-olds, conducted by the Prince of Wales Arts and Kids Foundation, found that 24 per cent of boys and 16 per cent of girls did not have enough experience of reading to name a favourite book unprompted. Among 13 to 14-year-olds, 30 per cent could not name a preferred book.

Fifty-two per cent of children chose JK Rowling's Harry Potter series as their favourite reading material.

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